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The fourth paddle found in this year's Paddle in the Park Contest has been discovered in Killarney Provincial Park!   Does this picture seem familiar? For the first time in Paddle In The Park Contest we have a repeat winner - and it's just our second year! In 2013, Chris...

    [caption id="attachment_1654" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Algonquin Paddle #1, hidden by Kevin Callan on the edge of Algonquin Park[/caption] Congratulations to Gracie S. for winning our Algonquin Outfitters Paddle (#1) prize package draw! But there are still 5 more paddles "Out There" to be found. Each comes with an amazing...

For Hap Wilson's first clue, you must go to Toronto Get to The Complete Paddler's blog - like pronto! HERE’S A LINK TO THE CLUE, TO MAKE IT EASY FOR YOU: THE CABIN FALLS EcoLodge Paddle CLUE #11 ON COMPLETE PADDLER'S BLOG This clue is for the The Cabin Falls EcoLodge canoe paddle that...

For this hint you must go search somewhere new, See Algonquin Outfitters' blog for this clue! HERE’S A LINK TO THE CLUE, TO MAKE IT EASY FOR YOU: THE ALGONQUIN OUTFITTERS CLUE #10 ON ALGONQUIN OUTFITTERS' BLOG This clue is for one of The Algonquin Outfitters canoe paddles that was hidden by Preston Ciere. Plus, don’t forget to...

The third paddle found in this year's Paddle in the Park Contest has been discovered in Algonquin Provincial Park!   Marian and Duane Sonntag set out with their three kids to find a paddle. They found out Kevin Callan was off to Killarney and was pretty sure he was...

For The Happy Camper clue you must hop like a frog, All the way over to Explore Magazine's blog. HERE'S A LINK TO THE CLUE, TO MAKE IT EASY FOR YOU, BUT DON'T MIND THE POO: THE HAPPY CAMPER PADDLE CLUE #9 ON EXPLORE MAGAZINE This clue is for the The...

Known for her beauty and her bounty as well, See her once and she'll cast her spell. So keep your eyes open along her Rock trail, Whether starting or ending, she hides a Tail. This clue is for the Algonquin Outfitters GIRLS PORTAGE canoe paddle that was hidden by Andrea Wilson. Plus,...

Captured by brush by at least two of the Seven, This place, some say, is a canoeist's heaven. This clue is for the Killarney Outfitters Paddle that was hidden by Doug Gordon. Plus, don’t forget to check out our Clue Map for more hints. Good luck!!  ...

Not all routes between parks are seamless, But this hidden spot borders on genius. Hundreds pass by each & every day, Yet very few stop or portage this way. This clue is for the Algonquin Outfitters canoe paddle that was hidden by Kevin Callan. Plus, don’t forget to check out our Clue Map for more...

One of seven ways in and seven ways out, A BADGER® sits waiting, blue and stout. This clue is for the Algonquin Outfitters canoe paddle that was hidden by Preston Ciere. Plus, don’t forget to check out our Clue Map for more hints. Good luck!!  ...

  Congratulations to Tracy A. for winning our Nova Craft Canoe Paddle prize package draw! But there are still 6 more paddles "Out There" to be found. Each comes with an amazing prize package to the finder, but also another prize package winner, randomly drawn each time its paddle...

The second paddle found in this year's Paddle in the Park Contest has been discovered in the Kawartha Highlands Provincial Park! For the 2014 Paddle in the Park Contest, we wanted to expand the geographic area and number of parks in which to hide paddles. Thanks to...

  Congratulations to Taras M for winner our Canadian Canoe Museum Paddle prize package draw! Remember, there are 7 more paddles "Out There" to be found, and each comes with an amazing prize package to the finder, but also another prize package winner, randomly drawn each time...

The first paddle found in this year's Paddle in the Park Contest has been discovered in Lake Superior Provincial Park! [caption id="attachment_1489" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Mir and Alex were instantly happy finding their new paddle, promptly tagging #RewardsAreOutThere on Instagram - http://instagram.com/p/qIBZAIPJWd/[/caption]   The big smiling faces of Mir and...

Not tied this time, but seated between two trees, A paddle waits east-side on a trail, if you please. This clue is for the Algonquin Outfitters canoe paddle that was hidden by Kevin Callan. Plus, don’t forget to check out our Clue Map for more hints. Good luck!!...

Sorry but Clue #3 is not actually here, but can easily be found right over here.   Thanks to David Johnston over at Paddling Headquarters, for digging the contest so much that he let us hide a clue in our interview! Plus, don’t forget to check out our...

The Paddle In The Park Contest was a great success in 2013, and looks to be even better this year. We're hiding more paddles, with more paddle hiders, more great prize packages for those who find the paddles and for those who enter our draw...

Many view the area with much affection, When overlooking the great land of reflection. This clue is for the Nova Craft Canoe Paddle hidden by Preston Ciere. Plus, don’t forget to check out our Clue Map for more hints. Good luck!! Note: PITPC 2014 - Clue #1 was given away...

This past few months we have been collecting photos from paddlers who submitted their images, stories, and other media in exchange for the first official Paddle In The Park Contest Clue of the season - and for a chance to win some great prizes from...

NOTE: THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED AND A WINNER HAS BEEN RANDOMLY SELECTED. WATCH FOR MORE UPDATES AND CLUES TO COME, AS WELL AS MORE GREAT CHANCES TO WIN PRIZES FROM OUR SPONSORS OVER THE COURSE OF THE SUMMER! Send us your pictures and videos to...

This past summer, two of our paddle hiders were invited to speak at TEDx Algonquin Park where the theme was to be "Think Outside". Preston Ciere, of Portageur.ca, spoke about the importance of spending time in nature and advocating for others to do the same....

It is official! Paddle #1 has been found and claimed! As those of you following along already know, the last hidden paddle in the Paddle In The Park Contest remained unclaimed for weeks and weeks after being found. We only knew it had been taken after...

As it turns out, many of you who took part in the Paddle In The Park Contest didn't just happen to be in the area while looking for a Badger® paddle. In fact, many of you went out into the backwoods with your prime motivation...

First, we're still waiting to hear from a draw prize winner. If you are, or know an Ivan Z., please have them check their spam folder for a message from us. Better yet, just contact us at badgercontests@me.com . Secondly, we've heard a rumour that the...

One of the reasons we started this whole thing was to get people "Out There", so you can imagine how great we feel when we hear from someone who did just that, specifically because of the Paddle In The Park Contest. But another thing we...

It is true, that when we started this contest, we had hopes that people would really be inspired to to get "Out There". When Doug and Tim shared their story with us about finding paddle #5 in Killarney, we were all touched on a personal...

Hey everyone! Hope your summer is going well. A couple of announcements: First, we've been off on our own adventures the last couple of weeks and are getting caught up on everything. But we're happy to announce that the latest draw winner is Brett M. from...

I hope you guys got a chance to read about the latest paddle that was found - Paddle #5 Cherry Sliver. It's such a great story. But of course this also means we need to draw an "at home" prize package. We here at the Paddle in the Park...

Along the Menjamagosibi where the waters pinch together,  Searchers of this paddle would be best to look nether. Plus don’t forget to check out our Clue Map for more hints or check our Clues Category. Good luck!!...

Since we've had our third paddle found - #6 Cherry Sliver - we'll need to draw another prize package for all of you playing at home. The paddles sure are getting found quickly now! I guess that's because so many of you have been getting "Out There". So...

For Clue number nine, we were taking a nap, But you can see it here by our friend at Jeff's Map. CLICK HERE FOR CLUE #9: JEFF'S MAP on FACEBOOK ...

Another paddle has been found and officially claimed! Paddle #6, a cherry Sliver was found (in Temagami) on Wolf Lake on the Paradise Lagoon portage by Matt Gray. What has really made us happy about this contest is that everyone who has found a paddle...

Not tied to a tree but laying ready to take, And hidden under a rock near a twice named lake. Plus don’t forget to check out our Clue Map for more hints or check our Clues Category. Good luck!!...

We have a winner! Each time a paddle is found there is an additional prize package that will be drawn from everyone who enters online. (You can do so once daily, so get on that!) By all accounts, everyone who has won something so far has been rewarded well for getting "Out There", both by prizes and the more natural rewards. We're not sure which is appreciated more! :) Since our second paddle was found, we have drawn a winner for those of you who are playing along at home, as seen below:

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Usually our clues are rhymed fun for a gag, But this time the Badger® was let out of the bag!   Yes, it is true. There has been a leak! Posted by an unidentified Paddle In The Park Contest spy on the Algonquin Outfitter's Facebook page, was a...

When singer-songwriter Jerry Vandiver first heard of the Paddle In The Park Contest, he did not hesitate to express his support for the concept. Jerry definitely believes there are rewards "Out There". In fact, Jerry is so passionate about paddling and spending time in the...

Our second paddle has been found - #2 Cub WaterColour – Green+Yellow - so again it's time to draw a prize package for all of you playing at home. It took us a little while to get this one together because...

There have definitely been a few people who have asked where the idea about where the Paddle In The Park Contest came from. If you have been wondering too, now you can read all about it in our interview with Canoe & Kayak Magazine. See: http://www.canoekayak.com/canoe/finders-keepers/ Thanks to...

This time it is different, so let us be clear, The clue can be found at Canoeroots...

Many people have asked us from where the concept and idea of the Paddle In The Park Contest originated - the idea of rewarding people for getting "Out There". You might be wondering that yourself. Then again, there were a few people who knew right...

Paddle #2, hidden by Kevin Callan, has been found by paddler and portageur Mike Last and friends! Found and Claimed: Paddle #2: Cub WaterColour – Green/Yellow Congratulations Mike! Obviously Mike already knows there are many rewards to spending time in nature, but as he had heard about the...

We have a winner! Each time a paddle is found there is an additional prize package that will be drawn from everyone who enters online. (You can do so once daily, so get on that!) And since our first paddle was found, we have drawn a winner for those of you who are playing along at home, as seen below:

Since our first paddle has been found - #4 BadgerTail WaterColour – Blue -  it's now time to draw a prize package for all of you playing at home. On Monday (June 8th) we'll be drawing a winner from all the entries we've recieved, up to...

Great Mountain, Fish, and Nellie make three, But not at all where the paddle will be. Plus don't forget to check out our Clue Map for more hints!...

Our first paddle, hidden by Preston, in the Paddle In The Park Contest has been found by paddler and portageur Lauren Hammond! Found and Claimed: Paddle #4: BadgerTail WaterColour – Blue. This BadgerTail WaterColour is a hand-tinted paddle made of ash and given a marine-varnish finish for protection. Congratulations...

Part of a route tried many times, Look near a lake where the sun never shines. Plus don't forget to check out our Clue Map for more hints!...

There's a paddle in Killarney for you to take, But it is no where near Harry Lake. Plus don't forget to check out our Clue Map for more hints!...

Here's a way to make sure you don't fail, Just look for rope and not a nail. Plus don't forget to check out our Clue Map for more hints!...